Papers of John Adams, volume 17

XI. To Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst, 6 October 1785 Adams, John
XI. To Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst
Gentn. Grosvenor Square Westminster 6th Ocr. 1785 1

On the other Leaf of this Sheet you have Copy of a Resolution of Congress of fourtenth of Feby. last. You will please to hold this Money in readiness to be transmitted to London as I shall have occasion for it, to pay Bills of Exchange which are to be drawn upon me & which I shall accept payable at the House of Messrs. C & R: Puller in London or at your Firm in Amsterdam as occasion may be. I shall have time to give you advice from time to time, as the Bills will be drawn at one or two usances, so that there will be no necessity to transmit much of this Money here at present—it is to be hoped the exchange will be more favorable the longer the delay

Your friend & sert.

LbC in David Franks’ hand (Adams Papers); internal address: “Mr: M: Wilhem & Jan Willink / Nicholas & Jacob vanstaphorsts / Amsterdam”; notation: “SECRET & CONFIDENTIAL”; APM Reel 111.


Compare this letter with the commissioners’ earlier letter to the consortium of 12 Sept. (No. III, above). For the decision to draft a new letter and to have Thomas Barclay and John Lamb draw directly on JA for funds, see Barclay’s letter of credit, No. XII, below.